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ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced the appointment of former hip-hop/rap recording artist-turned-techpreneur Victor D. Lombard, professionally known as DIVINE, as head of culture. DIVINE is the CEO and founder of Solvent, a fintech focused on financial empowerment for marginalized groups.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the appointment of Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant. In this role, Yaschik will counsel SBA's clients as they navigate both strategic benefits initiatives and everyday administration of their pension, 401(k) and health and welfare (H&W) plans.
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced the appointment of MX Technologies, Inc. (MX) Founder and Executive Chair Ryan Caldwell to its board of directors. Caldwell brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services and fintech, helping organizations around the world harness the power of financial data to improve business and consumer outcomes.
Down Payment Resource highlights 61 down payment assistance programs offering up to $120,000 in funds for Veterans and service members
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, is highlighting homebuyer assistance programs to support Veterans, service members and their surviving spouses in conjunction with Veterans Day and Military Family Appreciation Month, both observed in November.
Down Payment Resource reports housing authorities rolled out 54 homebuyer assistance programs in Q3 and are funding buydowns to offset home affordability crisis
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, reports that homebuyer assistance program administrators are responding to the mounting home affordability crisis by rapidly rolling out new homebuyer assistance programs and funding buydowns.
Millionaire Mastermind Academy Receives Grant from Truist Foundation to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Millionaire Mastermind Academy announced it received a recent grant from Truist Foundation to support program operations, technical assistance, and support services for diverse entrepreneurs. The academy has helped over 8,000 women entrepreneurs develop and grow businesses nationwide.
Down Payment Resource highlights 42 Native American homebuyer assistance programs in honor of Native American Heritage Month
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, is highlighting 42 U.S. homebuyer assistance programs in 14 states that are specifically designed to support Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives) in conjunction with Native American Heritage month.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- On Saturday October 21, 2023. The Wealthy SIS Network is proud to present the Inaugural "SIS-Expo Atlanta." The Global mission of the Sis-Expo is to redefine how entrepreneurship is viewed with women leading the charge in economic impact. This event is dedicated to fostering community and the empowerment among women of all backgrounds and stages of business development.
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced the appointment of Jenny Moss as its new director of marketing. The timing of the move comes just as the company is launching its Passport® portable financial ID on October 20 and the FormFree Exchange (FFX), an online marketplace where lenders compete for the business of Passport users, later this year.
Six mortgage lenders inked deals with Down Payment Resource in September to support homebuyers with affordable pathways to homeownership
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has onboarded six mortgage lenders this September. DPR's expanded client base includes Elevations Credit Union, Embrace Home Loans, Homeowners Financial Group, HomeStreet Bank, RWM Home Loans and a regional bank. This significant milestone reflects the growing need for solutions that promote accessible and sustainable homeownership.
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced the fourth quarter debut of FormFree Exchange (FFX®), a dynamic online marketplace that matches lenders with qualified borrowers for a faster, better and fairer lending experience. FFX has been meticulously designed to address the challenges facing lenders and borrowers in the modern financial landscape.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies within the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech) and regulatory technology (regtech) industries, announced the promotions of Lindsey Neal and Leslie Colley to executive vice president.
Renowned pianist and conductor, Boris Cepeda, relocates to Atlanta and unveils European Piano Academy
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Boris Cepeda, an accomplished pianist and conductor, will now call Atlanta home. It's a groundbreaking move made possible through a "genius" visa designated for individuals with extraordinary abilities. This move marks a significant chapter in his illustrious career.
FormFree partners with original ‘Shark’ and iconic entrepreneur Kevin Harrington to launch Passport portable financial ID
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree has partnered with serial entrepreneur Kevin Harrington of "Shark Tank" fame to promote Passport, a free service that makes it easy for consumers to quantify their borrowing power and share their verified assets, employment, annual and residual income and rent payment history with their preferred lender in just minutes from any web-enabled device.
Strategic Benefits Advisors Principal Mindy Zatto honored with EBN’s 2023 Excellence in Benefits Award
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced that Founding Principal Mindy Zatto is a recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Benefits Award. Presented by Employee Benefit News (EBN), the Excellence in Benefits Awards honor the human resources leaders, tech innovators, brokers and advisors driving change in the employee benefits space.
ZKTeco USA Partners with Lockt, LLC and Z9 Security to Integrate Atlas Access Control Panels with SecureAccess Platform
ALPHARETTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- ZKTeco USA, a globally recognized leader and manufacturer of physical security solutions, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Lockt, LLC, an organization renowned for delivering powerful security solutions. SecureAccess software from Lockt now supports ZKTECO USA's Atlas Access control panels using the z9/op=n interoperability platform from Z9 Security.
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced it has joined the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) as an affiliate member. Through its membership, FormFree aims to help credit unions provide more inclusive pathways to homeownership by introducing them to residual income analytics, a methodology for gaining enhanced insight into borrowers' ability to repay loans.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has earned a spot on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks DPR's inaugural year on the list.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Today, WaterSignal, LLC is thrilled to share some truly exciting news: WaterSignal, LLC has been acquired by Metron Farnier, LLC! WaterSignal, LLC is delighted to embark on this new journey, which will undoubtedly benefit its valued clients and further enhance its commitment to water conservation and efficiency.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, issued its Q2 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis revealed a second consecutive quarterly uptick of 0.5% in the number of homebuyer assistance programs available to help people finance homes, raising the number of programs to 2,373.
Down Payment Resource Reports on Homebuyer Assistance Programs for People with Disabilities for Disability Pride Month
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- In celebration of Disability Pride Month, Down Payment Resource (DPR) has issued a report on the 23 U.S. homebuyer assistance programs that are specifically designed to support people with disabilities and their family caregivers on their journey towards homeownership. While people with disabilities may be eligible for any of the 2,300-plus U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, this report sheds light on programs specially developed to promote accessibility and inclusivity for aspiring homeowners with disabilities.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Depth, the leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech), welcomes Berry College communications major Jasmynn Innis as its 2023 summer intern.
Alliance Group and AIMCOR Group announce strategic partnership to educate and expand awareness around the ‘living’ benefits of life insurance
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group, a leading Insurance Marketing Organization based in Lawrenceville, Georgia has forged a strategic partnership with AIMCOR Group and announced its intent to become a member of AIMCOR Group, LLC, a National Insurance Marketing Organization that distributes and services life, disability, LTC and annuity products through a variety of independent, institutional, and alternative channels.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Award-winning hair salon, Hi Texture Salon, is gearing up to host the third Annual Teen Texture Camp. This year's event is scheduled for July 17, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants will learn basic hair regimens and go-to hairstyles to take them through the school year.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Capstone Logistics, a leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been named Partner of the Year by Nissan North America. The company was honored in the Supply Chain Management category at Nissan's recent Annual Supplier Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Lee Duncan, President and CEO of Alliance Group, has accepted an invitation to serve a three-year term on the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business Alumni Board, effective July 1, 2023. Duncan's commitment to community building, coupled with his remarkable achievements in the business world, make him a valuable addition to the Board.
After 50 years, H.E. Hodge Company, Cumming athletic and institutional equipment company, kicks off a new season of ownership
CUMMING, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- DeJazz Woods has always had a love for sports. He has been around athletic equipment since childhood football, leading him to play at the collegiate level as an outside linebacker for the University of Illinois from 2010 - 2014. As a Business Development Manager for three major athletic equipment manufacturers, Woods would cross paths with Jeff Hodge, President of H.E. Hodge Company, and Bud Hodge, the company's founder, who are both huge college football fans.
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that it has brought on Jonathan Nahil as chief technology officer (CTO). Nahil possesses more than 20 years of experience as a software architect and leader of development teams at renowned technology organizations.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Director of Marketing Melinda Harris was selected to PROGRESS in Lending Association's list of 2023 Sales, Marketing and Public Relations Trailblazers.
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Capstone Logistics, LLC ("Capstone" or the "Company"), a leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, announces the acquisition of Rapid Response Delivery ("Rapid Response"). Rapid Response is a Maryland-based company that has been in business for over twenty years, providing final-mile delivery services throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Houston Association of Realtors implements Down Payment Resource to engage homebuyers with affordable pathways to homeownership
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) has implemented Down Payment Resource (DPR) to bring Greater Houston area homebuyers' attention to homebuyer assistance programs in the wake of declining housing affordability. Data indicates that homebuyer assistance programs can be especially impactful in the Greater Houston area, where 89% of listings are eligible for assistance and HAR reports that only 40% of households could afford to buy a home in Q4 2022.
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree(R) today announced that its founder and CEO Brent Chandler was named to Inman's 2023 Best of Finance award program, which recognizes the leaders who are reshaping the mortgage and finance industries for both professionals and consumers. The inaugural class of Inman's Best of Finance winners were honored for their unwavering commitment to innovation and service in the residential mortgage space.
Down Payment Resource adds four team members to help the housing industry meet strong consumer demand for homebuyer assistance programs
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it has brought on four new team members to grow its sales footprint, expand its relationships with housing finance agencies (HFAs) and provide enhanced support to DPR's growing customer base.
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, issued its Q1 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis revealed a 0.5% uptick in the number of homebuyer assistance programs available to help people finance homes, raising the number of programs to 2,362.
HBCU Green Fund Atlanta University Fellows Spend Spring Break Planting Trees in a Rural African Village to Fight Climate Change
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- A group of HBCU Green Fund Fellows from Atlanta University Center recently dedicated their spring break embedded in an African village on the border of Senegal and Mauritania building a tree shelter, planting trees and digging a well in their ongoing efforts to help the vulnerable communities that are most impacted by the effects of climate change, but contribute the least.